Corsica Rally last notes and quotes

Corsica Rally last notes and quotes

07.04.2018: WRC RALLYES Tour de Corse Saturday, April 7th 2018 Sat 17:34 - WRC standings after SS9 1. Ogier 2h31m52.5s 2. Neuville +49.5s 3. Meeke +49.5s 4. Tanak +52.6s 5. Lappi +1m03.9s 6. Sordo +1m50.2s

WRC RALLYES
Tour de Corse
Saturday, April 7th 2018





Sat 17:34 - WRC standings after SS9


1. Ogier 2h31m52.5s 2. Neuville +49.5s 3. Meeke +49.5s 4. Tanak +52.6s 5. Lappi +1m03.9s 6. Sordo +1m50.2s







Sat 17:37 - SS9: Veiby

Ole Christian Veiby is through in a time of 8m55.8s - 0.6s slower than Kopecky





Sat 17:35 - SS9: Kopecky

Jan Kopecky is the first WRC 2 car through now and he sets an 8m55.2s






Sat 17:32 - SS9: Loeb

Back to the other Sebastien, Loeb is through now and claims the fastest time! 8m31.1s for the Citroen driver - 0.7sec faster than Lappi. "We are driving trying to fight with the others, but it's good and I am pushing."



Sat 17:31 - SS9: Ogier

From one Sebastien to another, Ogier has completed the stage in 8m34.9s - 3.1sec slower than Lappi. "You know that anything can always happen, I don't take the extra risk and I can feel like I am still in control. If someone says they are 100% in control they're lying." Wow, those are big words from the reigning champion!



Sat 17:29 - SS9: Loeb

Loeb breaks the beam at the first split fastest of anyone -a 5m39.4s which is 1.4sec faster than Lappi



Sat 17:28 - SS9: Neuville

Neuville matches team-mate Sordo's time to the finish - 8m36.7s, 4.9sec off Lappi. "I have nothing to say." Not a happy Neuville in that car, very angry.



Sat 17:27 - SS9: Meeke

Meeke is in now, 2.4sec slower than Lappi but still third quickest through SS9. "I'm trying everything out there, I'm absolutely on the limit for it and I'm on last year's set-up, that feels better."



Sat 17:25 - SS9: Tanak

Tanak goes second fastest with a 8m34.1s - 2.3sec slower than Lappi. "Lappi is doing a really good job to put the pressure on all of us in the battle for second." Isn't he just!


Sat 17:23 - SS9: Lappi

Lappi has passed the timing beam at stage finish and he's set an 8m31.8s - 4.9sec quicker than Sordo. "It's going well, I'm able to keep it clean and tidy and carry speed through the corners."

Latvala:  "We did some changes in the service, the car was fantastic to drive. I pushed a little bit too much, braked a little too late and hit a tree on the rear end." Latvala describe's his incident on SS8.

 

Sat 16:06 - SS8: Latvala

We're hearing reports of significant right-rear damage on Latvala's Toyota



Sat 16:05 - SS8: Loeb

"Yeah it is frustrating coming through the stages not competing for a win, but I am enjoying the driver and the stages." Those were Loeb's words after he finished SS8. No word on a time for him yet.



Sat 16:04 - SS8: Bonato

We're hearing that Yoann Bonato has got moving again.



Sat 16:03 - SS8: Loubet

Pierre-Louis Loubet has stopped in the WRC 2 class. He's stopped at the 23.9km marker



Sat 16:02 - SS8: Ogier

Ogier is second quickest through the stage, a 21m49.9s - 5.2sec slower than Lappi "Yeah the plan is to keep it clean and smooth, it is never as easy to do as it to say, but I'm trying to enjoy it!"



Sat 16:01 - SS8: Neuville

Neuville made set-up changes but went the wrong way. He set a 21m56.0s on that stage, 11.3sec slower than Lappi




Sat 16:00 - SS8: Bonato

Yoann Bonato did get going again after his earlier incident, but he's stopped again at the 13.3km marker.



Sat 16:00 - SS8: Latvala

Jari-Matti has come through the second split! He set a 31m30.1s - 18m0.3s slower than Lappi's benchmark




Sat 15:57 - SS8: Meeke

Meeke is the next to reach the finish. 21m53.3s is his final time, 8.6sec behind Lappi. "I thought the car was better with the changed settings." Meeke went back to his settings from last year and that seems to have worked for the Citroen driver.



Sat 15:57 - SS8: Tanak

Tanak has set a 21m54.4s at the finish, 9.7sec slower than Lappi "Not really capable of pushing hard, but generally it was clean."




Sat 15:56 - SS8: Tanak & Meeke

Tanak and Meeke have set the same time going through the fourth split, both 17m23.3s - 5.4sec behind.




Sat 15:55 - SS8: Lappi

Lappi has completed the stage in a 21m44.7s! 14.5sec faster than Elfyn Evans! How does he feel after that? "We will see, it is a pretty good time. I tried my best definitely. We overheated the tyre a bit. We also made suspension and diff changes." He's certainly very happy after that.




Sat 15:53 - SS8: Bonato

We're getting reports than Yoann Bonato has stopped at the 9.8km mark.



Sat 15:52 - SS8: Evans

Elfyn takes the flag at the stage end. A 21m59.2s for him - 3.8sec faster than Sordo, that also closes up the gap between them in the overall standings. He said: "We made some minor changes in the car and it gave me a lot more confidence in what the car is doing."




Sat 15:51 - SS8: Sordo

Dani Sordo reaches the finish in a time of 22m03.0s - 3.6sec faster than Mikkelsen. "We've altered the set-up a bit, we did that in service and now the car feels better - it is a lot more confident on the road." Sordo even looks happier after that run.




Sat 15:49 - SS8 Lappi

Blimey, Lappi is on a charge! He's broken the timing beam at the fourth split with a 17m17.9s. That's 8 seconds faster than Evans




Sat 15:48 - SS8: Evans

Elfyn Evans through the fourth split and he has set a 17m25.9s - 2.9sec faster than Sordo




Sat 15:47 - SS8: Bouffier update

Bouffier has had an engine issue and his Fiesta will be going no further today.



Sat 15:46 - SS8: Mikkelsen

Mikkelsen has clocked a time at the flying finish - a 22m06.6s "It was definitely warmer outside, not struggling so much with the understeer as I was this morning. We made some set-up changes, we'll see for sure at the next stage I guess."



Sat 15:45 - SS8: Sordo

Sordo is the second driver to break the beam at the final split, a 17m28.8 for him. 4.6sec faster.



Sat 15:45 - SS8: Lappi

Lappi has reached the second split and it's an 8m23.9s for him - just 0.5sec slower than Latvala



Sat 15:44 - SS8: Evans

Evans sets the fastest time so far at the third split, 13m35.3 for him - 3.1sec faster than Sordo



Sat 15:43 - SS8: Meeke

Meeke's onto the stage, a 5m08.0s for him at the first split 2.8sec slower than Latvala



Sat 15:42 - SS8: Sordo

Sordo makes it to the third split - 13m38.4s for him. Four seconds faster than Mikkelsen.



Sat 15:41 - SS8: Mikkelsen

Mikkelsen passes the final split now at 28.25km in - he's set down a marker of 17m33.4s



Sat 15:40 - SS8: Lappi

The second Toyota of Lappi has also set a first split time, 5m05.6s for him - 0.4sec slower than Latvala



Sat 15:39 - SS8: Tanak

The speedy Estonian has made it to the first split, 5m07.4s for him. That's 2.2sec slower than Latvala



Sat 15:38 - SS8: Mikkelsen

Mikkelsen makes it to the third split, a 13m42.4s for him.



Sat 15:38 - SS8: Sordo

Sordo has also made it to the 2nd split, he logged an 8m31.0s - 7.6sec off the leading pace.



Sat 15:37 - SS8: Evans

Evans has made it through the first split, a 5m09.1s for him - 3.9sec slower than Latvala's target



Sat 15:36 - SS8: Latvala

We're hearing Latvala has also stopped! He's stopped 16.7km into the stage.





Sat 15:00 - This afternoon's action

We've got another three stages in store for this afternoon, a repeat of this morning's action. The afternoon starts with a second run of the Cagnano-Pino-Canari 35.61km test which saw drivers bemoaning their pacenotes this morning. The pack then moves onto Desert des Agriates before finishing the day at Novella - one of the few stages retained from last year.

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